the virgin of guadalupe.
she is everywhere.
i think somewhere in my brain
it must have registered
that all of the paintings or pictures of her look the same.
and maybe somewhere in my brain
i wondered why that was.
but i certainly wasn't aware any of this was going on.
when rcg and i went to go see
the shroud that was supposedly stained with a picture of the virgin
and then given to juan diego
by the virgin herself
i imagined that it would look like most other religious things.
i figured it would be something that
if you squint a little
would look kind of like a lady,
and of course let's just assume it is the virgin.
since she was the one who appeared to juan diego,
i had no idea the shroud that juan diego
got from the virgin of guadalupe
would look like it did.
it is a freaking picture
of the virgin.
and it is 500 years old.
and not faded.
it must be a fake, right?
that thing was baller.
and the set up to see it was baller too.
you get on a moving walkway
that passes underneath.
so there are no heinous lines,
and no crowding around,
and no waiting for a million years to see it.
why don't other famous things have this system?
i mean, the louvre could really learn a lesson from this.
and there was a whole village
that has been built for the pilgrims of the virgin.